Active community members make donation to historic theatre
■ Muriel Dufresne / Contributed
Many groups are getting on board to contribute to the renovation of the Historic Hemet Theatre, including some visiting snowbirds. Last Saturday evening, a check was presented to Susan Carrier, President/CEO of the Historic Hemet Theatre, by Mr. and Mrs. Don Skogstad for $1,800. The Historic Hemet Theatre will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2021 and their goal is to raise $750,000 for all the renovations.
The $1,800 was raised by Don and his golf group from Casa Del Sol facilitated by a series of fundraisers at the Golden Era Golf Course. “We naturally like to see the progress in the city and contribute to something worthwhile as the renovation of this historic theater. We have been coming to Hemet for the last 20 years. We treat Hemet as our second home.” said Skogstad.
The Snowbirds come from Western Canada, Washington, Oregon and the Nebraska States and even as far as Ontario, Canada. They hope to make another large donation before leaving to head back north again.
This group of golfers have been playing at the Golden Era Golf Course for over 20 years and now they get to contribute to local charities. Skogstad was asked why he chose the Historic Hemet Theatre to be the recipient of their funds and he said, “We attend several of the events during the winter months and have a great time and decided that we want to be part of the 100th Anniversary goal. We are doing our part.”
The Golden Era Golf Course provides the golf course free of charge to non-profits and charities.